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    bike frame scratch

    I found a scratch on my bike frame probably when I fell off my bike. I can see the metal. Will that make it rust? Should I just leave it alone or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slipknot0129 View Post
    I found a scratch on my bike frame probably when I fell off my bike. I can see the metal. Will that make it rust? Should I just leave it alone or what?
    It'll only rust if it's steel. (Put some touch up paint or fingernail polish on it.)
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    +1 on the fingernail polish. I found the perfect shade of red in the makeup section of Walgreen's for my Kona Jake.
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    Is the cannondale touring bike steel? It says the frame is caad.

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    Your Cannondale is aluminum, so don't worry about it. If it bothers you, you can search for some fingernail polish like the above posters said.
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    They graded the road so theres no more pot holes. I rode for a little bit and the ride felt alot better. Tomorrow I will ride the most I can.

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    for a super simple solution, clear nail polish will fill the scratch to keep out rust/corrosion and while the scratch will still show, it wont have ugly non-matching paint. But with all the colors out there, you can probably match it close get a fine paint brush instead of what comes with the nail polish though... they make TINY paint brushes!

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